These pictures are actually from yesterday. We have three days of predicted bad weather, so yesterday I decided to try to beat the rain, and get in a bike ride. We have a rail-trail, the Hart-Montague Trail, that starts about 30 miles from us. So I loaded up my bike and headed down there.
It had rained during the night, and the light was all diffused through clouds, but that often makes leaf colors really intense against trunks which are darkened by being wet. The vibrant colors are gone, but the gold/maroon/brown palette is really rich. This is where the trail starts.
There are several places where the trees overhang the trail, but this is one of my favorite, in any season.
I just thought the intensity of color was amazing in this one. I didn't fiddle with this at all. Nope, I didn't beat the rain, but I didn't care. I was just really happy to enjoy such a beautiful day. (sorry this is rotated. Picassa isn't letting me edit right now)
Today, rain. Tomorrow and Wednesday, we are supposed to get a wind storm as bad as one in 1998 that did a LOT of damage.